Our Aftercare School Counselor implements creative and engaging programs for students in a safe, nurturing environment. This position participates collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the school, and the collective/individual interest of the staff and student body.Responsibilities:
Serve as a Group Leader showing enthusiasm in actions and spirit while implementing lesson plans provided by the School.
Lead and participate in a variety of activities that actively engage students, such as games, songs, sports, skits, and special events and are aligned to the mission of the school.
Supervise students always including transitions between activities so students are accounted for, are safe at all times, and know what is expected of them.
Serve as a good example and role model to the students, and maintain an appropriate level of professionalism always.
Aide student’s in developing self-confidence and a positive self-image by providing an environment of acceptance and support for each student.
Give directions both verbally and visually, when appropriate by using correct grammar and a variation in voice and gestures.
Provide time and attention equitably among all students while circulating freely and spontaneously around the classroom.
Actively greet parents each day upon drop-off and pick-up times.
Be knowledgeable of and comply with the school child disciplinary process.Safety/Attendance:
Responsible for the safety and well-being of each child in his/her group.
Keep the group of children together and take frequent face to name checks.
Maintain a physical environment (indoors and outdoors) that is safe, healthy, neat, attractive, clean, and appropriate for students and is conducive to having fun.
Always know where each child in the group is at all times. One counselor should always be present to supervise the group; no child/children should be left unsupervised.
Ensure that all daily attendance records are accurate and up to date.Staff Policies and Procedures
Complete all records and forms timely, accurately, and neatly, including daily sheets.
Maintains confidentiality regarding staff, children, and families as well as NLCI management and operations.
The ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations and apply appropriate policies and procedures.Essential Skills & Experience:
Minimum of 18 years old.
High school diploma or GED required; one or more years of college preferred
Prior experience working with children between the ages of Pre-K through 8th Grade.
Must possess or be able to obtain certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Advanced Lifesaving, where applicable.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
A genuine passion for and desire to work with children.